It was also our Wedding Anniversary, seventeen years and although milking either end of the day, I took the morning milking off this morning so we could go out for a meal without worrying about having to get up real early the next day. We eat at the newly refurbished The Park Hotel. The food I could not fault to any degree that would not sound pretentious, but maybe due to being newly refurbished, the ambiance was a bit clinical as was the service. The Maître d' was a little tense and abrupt in her manner seeming to lack natural rapport that a head waiter should have with customers and was reflected in the rest of the very young staff, but as I said before, "this might be due to the newness of the place." You can have the best food and surroundings, but get front of house and service wrong and you will struggle to get a return and word of mouth trade. Last night there was a lack of warmth at The Park Hotel which may be just a teething problem as it finds it's niche in the market. Maybe though, there is a big market for cold clinical eating out and I'm the problem. Lol
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me (Jane) with Puddin' and Teagol, waiting patiently to flush a patch of kale, December 2019
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